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Mexican, Cafe, Soups, Central American
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Reviewed November 13, 2022 via mobile

The Best Mexican Food in the area . Wonderful service … there isn’t a dish at Santiago’s that is not wonderfully tasty. Don’t miss out!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

What a pleasure to find such a great little restaurant with excellent food and drinks as well. Service was impeccable😊 A real pleasure to find a place that is great and affordable.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022 via mobile

We popped by for happy hour on a 14 degree Friday afternoon. Sat outside and watched the "bundled up" locals walk by. Loved every minute of our visit to Santiagos and couldn't get over their homemade Salsa. Best I've ever tasted.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022

Happy Hour $5 all day is rather nice. Sangria as delicious as in Spain. Menu is not extensive yet offers great Mexican food. Large portions as well. Service is attentive and we felt most welcome. When we are back in Victoria we will definitely plan...to enjoy a meal and sangria.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 18, 2021

Usually go t Mexico for my birthday in December but with Covid that was out of the question this year, so we decided to have dinner at Santiago's. I have the Taco soup and my wife had the Taco salad and they were both great,...With $5 Margaritas it does not get much better, I definitely recommend that you go visit Kim and Tim (the owners) and have a bit of Mexico in the winter,More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 24, 2021

Service was very good , drinks are reasonably priced.menu is not extensive but portions are large .Food is okay. It was close to our hotel

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021

We were looking for mexican and thought this place may have some. Unfortunately, there is very little mexican here. The nachos were dry but edible. The salsa is good, but they need to give you extra. will probably avoid this place if I go back...to Victoria.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2021

The place is nicely decorated, good Spanish atmosphere. Very enjoyed the soup and Nacho. The Happy Hour price was also good as well.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

What a great find in downtown Victoria! Santiago's Cafe is a daytime diner, open for lunch and Happy Hour experiences. It offers tasty food and beverage options at excellent prices. We really enjoyed the tranquil setting outside and warm and friendly service from Kim. We...will definitely return for the ambiance, tastes, and customer-friendly prices.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2020

Great Ceviche, local craft beer, excellent service, and laid back shop dog. Nice quiet spot in the harbour area - close to everything.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

We wandered into this fun place today for a quick drink and stayed all afternoon. The prices are right, the portions generous and the staff attentive. Fun atmosphere and great Latin tunes. We'll return.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

As a former peregrina I seek out all possible references to the Camino. So on my recent visit to Victoria I had to try this restaurant (Santiago in James Bay....can’t be a coincidence right?). I went for breakfast and had the breakfast burrito. Portion size...was great, super tasty, potatoes (hash browns) were perfectly cooked and service was attentive yet unobtrusive. I would come back again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

Went to Santiago's Cafe for a few drinks and food during happy hour. Could not have been happier. All was very good and waiting staff was attentive and friendly. Thanks again!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

Delicious food, great service and nice atmosphere. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meals, and the price was very fair.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Food was good and host was very hospitable even though we arrived close to closing time. Interesting flavors.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Oh, that's a tough one. Not sure...msybe Google their menu?
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Response from Gail M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are still open for dinner, but a lot of their menu has changed; many of our favourites are no longer offered.
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Santiago's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4